On Tagore

On Tagore Reading the Poet Today

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Synopsis

Rabindranath Tagore is widely regarded as a romantic poet, speaking of beauty and truth; as a transcendentalist; a believer in the absolute; a propagandist for universal man. But, as Amit Chaudhuri shows in these remarkable and widely admired essays about the poet and his milieu, his secret concern was really with life, play, and contingency, with the momentary as much as it was with the eternal. It is this strain of unacknowledged modernism, as well as a revolutionary life-affirming vision, that gives his work, Chaudhuri argues, its immense power. Acute, challenging, and path-breaking, Amit Chaudhuri s collection will become a classic reading of Rabindranath Tagore and the way he is perceived today.

Book information

ISBN: 9788184756227
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
Number of pages: 192
Weight: -1g